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2011-07-28 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association has released a television advertisement today in an effort to thwart Congressional attempts to weaken the Clean Air Act. This effort is part of the Lung Association's Healthy Air Campaign to preserve the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) authority to implement and enforce this forty-year-old landmark public health law. The provocative new ad focuses on the devastating effects of air pollution and its...

2011-05-05 11:30:00

American Lung Association urges Congress to fully fund the National Asthma Control Program in Fiscal Year 2012 CHICAGO, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association in Illinois announced today its strong support for continued funding of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) National Asthma Control Program, which has worked to integrate and coordinate the public health response to asthma control in Illinois and across the country. The President's Budget for...

2011-05-05 10:00:00

American Lung Association urges Congress to fully fund the National Asthma Control Program in Fiscal Year 2012 NEW YORK, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association in New York announced today its strong support for continued funding of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Asthma Control Program, which has worked to integrate and coordinate the public health response to asthma control in New York and across the country. The President's...

2011-04-07 16:27:00

DALLAS, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association supports Texas Senate Bill 15, which seeks to create a statewide energy policy planning entity and process to develop a 20-year energy plan for Texas. As the guardian of everyone's right to healthy lungs and clean air, we advocate for a clean energy future that will improve Texas air quality, thereby improving the quality of life for all of the state's residents. Creating an energy plan is more critical now than ever,...

2011-02-24 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans resolve to quit smoking in the New Year and are unsuccessful (1, 2), leaving them feeling alienated, frustrated and often discouraged. What they may not know is that six out of 10 smokers require multiple quit attempts to stop smoking (3). The American Lung Association wants to encourage smokers to try again, and resolve to quit smoking this spring. Helping more Americans quit smoking remains a top public health...

2011-01-20 08:00:00

The State of Tobacco Control Report provides first-ever grades for all cities and counties in state, urges political leadership to "raise the grade." SAN DIEGO, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association in California released its annual State of Tobacco Control report that issues grades to cities and counties in California on key tobacco control policies, including those for smokefree outdoor environments, smokefree housing, and reducing sales of tobacco...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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